What I Didn’t Know About My Chronic Yeast Infections

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. My posts are based on my experiences as a patient and my subsequent research. Please consult your doctor before making any changes that may affect your health! Between five and eight percent of women get more than four yeast infections in a year, known as chronic yeast infections --…

Taking Care of “Down There:” My Favorite Vaginal Health Products

After years of struggling with chronic yeast infections, vaginal dryness due to birth control and vulvodynia, I've tried nearly every vaginal health product under the sun. From this experience, I can confidently say that not all vaginal health products are created equal. The marketing slogan "gynecologist-recommended" doesn't mean that you can trust them to be…

Health / Life Update: Moving to Rhode Island, Rescheduling Surgery + Side Effects from Progesterone

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and am not qualified to give medical advice. I am sharing my experience as a patient to help you make educated decisions about your own health, but please -- consult with your doctor before making any changes to your current treatment plan or routine! Hello, endo babes! I am…

Health Update: Must-Haves for Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy at Home

Back when my doctors thought I had IBS, I used to dread writing health updates. Something always felt "off" about my diagnosis, and writing these updates only drew attention to that fact. But now that I've been diagnosed with suspected endometriosis, I love writing these! Not to mention, I've learned so much in the past…

What to Eat When You Have Endometriosis

Disclaimer: Because of my background in eating disorder recovery, I'd like to first preface this post by saying that when I use the word "diet," I don't refer to a "diet" intended to help you lose weight or pursue "wellness." These tips are not intended to help you lose weight or change your body in…

Health Update: Is It Safe to Skip Your Period?

For the first time in my two-year health journey, I'm happy to report that my doctors and I are making progress on my treatment plan -- and damn, does it feel good to be heard. The latest development on my health journey? I just started taking the progesterone-only pill on top of my hormonal IUD…

What's in My Endo Survival Kit?

My (figurative) endo survival kit is a collection of resources and tools that has helped me through the hardest times with suspected endometriosis. Today, I'm here to share what ride-or-die items I couldn't live without when I'm really struggling with my endo. To those who have been suffering with endo for years, these items might…

What You Need to Know About Fertility and Endometriosis (When You’re Not Ready to Have Kids!)

There's no feeling like finding out you might be infertile. Even though I don't want to have kids for a long time, finding out that my endo could affect my fertility was rough. As much as half of women with endometriosis experience trouble getting pregnant. For the longest time, I didn't want kids until I…

The Ultimate List of Endometriosis Resources

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I may receive a portion of any purchases made on my blog. Thank you for supporting Endo Strong! When I first began to consider endometriosis as the root cause of my long-standing symptoms, I didn't know where to turn -- other than the Internet! It's thanks to…